I remember when I turned 18 I wanted to get a tatoo. My friend Reni had just gotten a fierce one on her leg and I wanted to be fierce like her too! I thought about several designs and possible body parts that they could adorn. I think I became more infatuated with the idea that I was old enough to legally modify my body than whether or not a tatoo was the right thing for me. Now keep in mind I turned 18 right around the time when the "Selena" movie was released in 1997. Can you believe I almost considered getting this put on my chest...
Um yeah. How unbelievably tacky. I thank my lucky stars Reni talked me out of that one! Since then a tatoo of something has always been on my mind but without any idea as to what sort of design I would like it hasn't been something I have bothered to pursue. Two things though recently changed this and now, 10 years after I almost got a Selena tatoo and joined the ranks of thousands of other greasy Tejano garbage collectors, I am toying with the idea once again.
When I was in New York I saw this hot Beefaroni guy with a nice little tatoo on the back of his neck. I loved it. Then, the other day when I was watching the Victoria Beckham special on TV I noticed that she too has a tatoo on the back of her neck. It suddenly occured to me that I want a tatoo in the same exact spot! Now I just need to decide on a design. Should I be super pretentious and get some sort of Chinese symbol that supposedly represents something "deep and profound" about the meaning of life? Or should I get something real cliche like a flower? Or perhaps something tacky like the name of my boyfriend who is currently serving time in a state correctional facility for first degree murder? Or maybe there is a new dead diva I could exploit since Selena is sooooo 1996? Is it too late to get an Aaliyah/Left Eye tatoo?
Hmmm....as I begin to ponder this I shall keep in mind there is no rush. Reni isn't here this time to stop me from making a horrible and permanent mistake!